1,576 nights slingin' cocktails at Element, the Crown Room, Touche, and other Portland waterin' holes
545 SOLOVOX Shows (really!)
76 camp fire and piano sing-a-longs
33 appearances at Emrg n See, Fuente Eterno, Lightning in a Bottle, Threshold, Elysium, HOWL, Oregon Country Fair, Friendly Fire, and other festivals and decompressions
11 years rockin' it on the playa
2 buses, a pod and a mantis
1 almost-destroyed Bridge....EQUALS:
ONE F %*# ED UP BACK!
If you've shaken your booty to a Solovox dance set, partied on the Mobile Groove Bomb, loved the Nowhere Band, or joined a campfire sing-a-long, you know how much Carl Tietze (aka Solovox) has brought to our community over the last 10 years.
What you may not know is how this never-stop-the-funk effort has taken its toll on his back.
After months of struggle and agony, the diagnosis is finally in "“ multiple bulging and herniated discs. Yep, it's serious, and the treatment will require intensive medical intervention and months of physical rehab. You may be thinking, "Isn't that going to be expensive? I bet he doesn't have insurance!" And you would be right. Just like many musicians and artists, he has no insurance. Even if could qualify for a very expensive policy, there would be a six-month waiting period.
He cannot wait that long "“ the injury is so severe and the pain is so intense that it needs attention NOW.
The good news is there is a plan. Not only will it address the medical issue, but also set him up to focus on his true calling and talents, so he can continue to bring his music into our lives and out into the world. You can help, and get some tremendous exclusive music in return! Donate now and you will help cover:
Initial evaluation and treatment at the OHSU Pain Management Clinic. He just signed on the dotted line and already owes $2,000 for a recent Spinal Injection...that has yet to work! Yikes.
Ongoing treatment, physical therapy, equipment and other medical needs
Living expenses for a few months so he can concentrate on rehab and not further aggravate his injury...meaning no bartending.
Here's the FUN stuff: Upgrades to solovox.com to add a MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP feature, which will offer subscribers rarely-heard sets and songs from his massive archives as well as exclusive new tracks. The subscription service is going to be THE new thing. He plans on releasing a full brand new song every week only to the subscribers, and each track will be made with the personal care he wants to gratefully reflect back to his supportive community.
Every donor will receive a limited edition recording of his recent 10-year anniversary show. The first half features classic Solovox tunes, with appearances by Jen Folker, Jason Wells and Soriah. The second half is being described as his "best dance set ever "“ hands down." That's sayin' something, folks! And then there's the new 'Pirate Booty Set' that is also unreleased and AWESOME.
At higher levels, get the 2008 Temple Set, which captured a powerful night in gorgeous, ethereal music; the 2011 Land Prom set, so trippy it will melt your face off; downtempo and ambient sets (you may have never heard him like this before); the infamous Solovox panties, subscriptions to the aforementioned monthly releases; and custom ring tones or tracks.
Finally, for only five hundred bucks you get ALL of that PLUS a private show. Fundraising event for your favorite charity (or even Carl ïŠ)? Bad-ass dance party in your basement? Full moon psychedelic gathering on a beach in Mexico? Get creative, but remember that you'll also need to cover any travel expenses and the sound system, OK?
We know many of you contributed to the iPad, there are many other deserving projects out there now, and we are all dirt poor. We get that. We wouldn't be coming to you, except it really is serious and needs immediate attention. Our tribe has come together many times over the years to create amazing magic. Throughout, Carl has always been there with love, laughter and of course, funk. Let's come together to help now - we know we can do this!
Friends, family and fans of Carl Solovox
Anniversary Set, 2008 Temple Set, 2011 Land Prom Set, best of Crush Lounge downtempo, unreleased ambient works, a full set of ring tones, Solovox panties, t-shirt, 1-year subscription, custom track, and a private show (not including travel or sound system) WOW!
Anniversary Set, 2008 Temple Set, 2011 Land Prom Set, unreleased ambient works, Solovox panties or t-shirt, 1-year subscription, and a custom track (have him remix your favorite song or whatever you desire!)
Anniversary Set, 2008 Temple Set, best of Crush Lounge downtempo, Solovox panties or t-shirt, 1-year subscription, and a ring tone
Anniversary Set, 2011 Land Prom Set, best of Crush Lounge downtempo, 6-month subscription
Anniversary Set, 2008 Temple Set, 1-month subscription
All subscriptions will begin once Solovox.com is rebuilt to facilitate a membership system and easy-to-download files and Podcasts. Private shows will be scheduled as available after he's back in action.
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